President Kovind, PM Modi to address Governors' Conference on National Education Policy
National Education Policy 2020 allows a higher flexibility in higher education and renames the Union Human Resource Development Ministry to the Ministry of Education.
New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office said that on September 7, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the inaugural session of the Governors' Conference on the National Education Policy through video conference.
The conference titled 'Role of NEP-2020 in Transforming Higher Education' is being organised by the Ministry of Education.
According to reports, the education ministers of all states, vice-chancellors of state universities and other senior officials will attend the Governors' Conference.
The Prime Minister's Office' statement noted that the NEP-2020 is the first education policy of the 21st century which was announced after 34 years of the previous National Policy on Education in 1986.
The NEP-2020 is directed towards major reforms in both school and higher education levels.
"The new National Education Policy strives for making India into an equitable and vibrant knowledge society. It envisions an India-centred education system that contributes directly to transforming India into a global superpower," it said.
Various webinars, virtual conferences, and conclaves on a number of aspects of the National Education Policy 2020 are being organised across the country.
The Ministry of Education and University Grants Commission had earlier organised a 'Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy-2020', which was addressed by PM Modi.
NEP aims to increase the gross enrolment ratio to 50% by 2035. In NEP, multiple entry/exit points will be allowed - UG program: 3 to 4 years, PG Program - 1 to 2 years, Integrated 5 years bachelors/ Master’s programme and M Phil to be discontinued.